That was hilarious Cheryl! Is this the kind of advice you get from your editor. :) If so, you must totally ignore them to write such awesome books.
What I've learned over the years is that editors and writers speak different languages. Editors don't explain what they want to see in terms writers comprehend.
That was funny. I mean not 'that' but 'that'. That was funny. Or not.
What a hoot!! or a stitch! This or that? I didn't chortle, I snorted with laughter.Betsy, you have a great way with words,too. No wonder you admire our marvelous author (or authoress?) Or is she a scribe? no, inspired writer, mightily overcoming the communication barrier and language impediment between editors and their writers.Sherri, you captured the scene in a nutshell. I ramble on, not waxing eloquent.
Cheryl, I forwarded this to all my friends who either want to be authors, or simply read way too many books. It is wonderful, well not wonderful, but great, or maybe just right, or if not that then how about a book with aliens devouring Harry in Chapter Two just after he and Sarah had sex or Not Sex, but lunch, that's right! email@example.com
AHHHHHH! I was sipping my cup of tea when I read your comment and I laughed tea all over myself! LOL Well, not laughed tea exactly, but splurted it? Not that, but something like that!At my critique group the other night, my pards gave comments like this: "what if he dies in chapter one, well, not dies exactly, but something like that, you do it your way, but what if he has sex with a pebble, well not a pebble, you know, but something like a pebble." still laughing